Hundreds visit biennial quilt show
The Matamata Patchwork and Quilters’ latest exhibition was the most successful yet, with hundreds of people through the doors over Friday and Saturday.
President Shirley Frew said they were extremely thrilled with the response.
‘‘We had almost double the numbers through than last time and the feedback was all really lovely,’’ she said.
The exhibition was called The Language of Flowers and included quilts, wall hangings, fabric art and much more.
Members always enjoyed opening the event up to more than just traditional quilts, said Mrs Frew.
Some of the more creative novelty items included handcrafted teddy bears, wearable art and pillows.
‘‘Having fun things like that keeps the club going and keeps the interest going,’’ Mrs Frew said.
‘‘You are always dying to see what other people have done.’’
The club hosts an exhibition every second year and this year had a total of 70 wall quilts, 40 bed quilts and 78 novelty items.
‘‘I was amazed at what the girls came up with,’’ Mrs Frew said.
‘‘I think they have done such a fabulous job.’’
Winners of the people’s choice awards were Val Eddy with her quilt Matthew’s Braid and Linda Hodel with her wall hanging Betty Quilt and novelty item Crazy Cats.
Butterflies: Gifted to Dorothy Linn by the Matamata P’s and Q’s.
Foxes in Boxes: Made by Glenda Brady. Inspired by a design seen in Frankie Magazine.